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Oral Surgery - Denver, CO

Severe Tooth Pain? Sunken Smile?

Explore Our Removal and Restoration Options

If you have a problematic tooth, Dr. Heather Stamm always attempts to save it. However, if she finds treatment isn’t feasible, she’ll recommend extraction. Wisdom teeth usually need to be removed if they’re creating complications. You may have also suffered jawbone loss that’s affecting your dental function and giving your face an unhealthy, sunken appearance. Led by Dr. Stamm, our team has both the extensive training and the advanced technology to make you happy and whole again. Whatever you need to get your smile back into shape, look to our team for effective oral surgery in Denver, CO.

Why You Might Need Oral Surgery

  • Remove a painful, infected tooth
  • Remove impacted wisdom teeth
  • Repair oral trauma damage
  • Restore your jawbone
  • Prepare for dental implants
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Select Oral Surgery Treatments

General Tooth Extractions

If we determine your tooth can’t be saved, we offer a gentle extraction process. We start off by making you comfortable with our sedation options, which will keep you relaxed and pain-free throughout the procedure. For most tooth extractions, we use a pair of forceps to loosen and pull the tooth out. This will end the decay and pain you may have been experiencing. But you shouldn’t see extraction as the final step in your treatment. After it, you’ll have a gap that not only compromises the esthetics of your smile but can lead to jawbone recession. Avoid both with a dental implant!. 

Wisdom Tooth Extractions

Wisdom teeth usually erupt by our early 20s. Sometimes they either don’t erupt, fail to break fully through the gums, or come in at an angle. Wisdom teeth can push adjacent healthy teeth out of alignment. In addition, they’re often difficult to clean thoroughly, making them more susceptible to decay. If your wisdom teeth are causing pain, infection, or overcrowding in your mouth, we can remove them surgically. For this, we sedate you before opening your gums to access and extract the impacted teeth. Wisdom teeth never need to be replaced. Once removed, we’ll send you home with detailed instructions to improve and expedite your healing.

Bone Grafting

Your jawbone is the foundation of your smile. After you lose a tooth, whether from neglect, trauma, or extraction, the bone can begin to deteriorate, giving your face an aged, sunken appearance. Your jaw stays healthy in part from the presence of tooth roots and the regular stimulation of chewing. With bone grafting we can rebuild the missing bone, giving you back the foundation of your smile and making you a candidate for dental implants. We take a small amount of bone material from you or another source and place it in the area of deterioration. Eventually, this material fuses with the existing bone, elevating that sunken face with a strong, healthy jawline. 

Sinus Lift

If you suffer bone loss in your upper jaw, you can experience an added complication that’s specific to that area. Your sinus cavity, located above the upper jaw, can collapse. We’ll restore it to its proper place with a sinus lift, a form of bone grafting. For this we insert bone graft material into the space below the sunken sinus cavity, pushing it back into its correct position. The bone material will eventually solidify, giving your sinus the support it previously had and allowing you to qualify for the placement of dental implants.

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